The painting is a work of undetermined authorship. It was probably created in 1636. Although the inscription placed on the painting depicting the Adoration of the Shepherds in the altar of Saint Anne might have been added later, it seems likely that the work in question was done in the second half of the 1630s. The picture shows the scene of the Annunciation, in which Mary is visited by Gabriel the Archangel, announcing her that she was chosen to be Mother of Jesus. The scene is arranged in a manner typical of Western art – Mary kneeling in front of the lectern, on which there is an open book, is visited by Gabriel holding a symbol of chastity in his hand – a lily. The messenger points with his finger at the dove of the Holy Spirit hovering in the upper part of the composition.
Justyna Kuska, "Annunciation", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2023, source: https://sdm.upjp2.edu.pl/en/works/annunciation-1